McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

April 10, 2014

Protest filed against judge candidate

Staff report

McALESTER — A protest has been filed in Oklahoma City against the candidacy of a local attorney for a judge's seat.

Tim Mills, who current serves in District 18 District Court as an appointed special judge, filed the protest late Thursday afternoon against Bill Layden. Layden had filed papers as a candidate for election as the court's associate district judge.

The protest cites Layden's termination as special judge after his indictment in a case involving the local drug court, over which Layden had presided.

A hearing on the protest is set for April 21 at the state election board in Oklaboma City.